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Meta is hiring a Research Scientist Intern, AI Algorithm-System Co-Design and Optimization (PhD)

Meta’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Meta are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.

Meta Reality Labs Research is looking for upcoming scientists and researchers with great interest in algorithm/hardware co-design and acceleration of ‘machine learning’/‘computer vision’ applications, efficient sensing and ML algorithms for AR/VR applications.

Our internships are twelve (12), to sixteen (16), or twenty-four (24) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.Research Scientist Intern, AI Algorithm-System Co-Design and Optimization (PhD) Responsibilities

  • Research on design / model / execution of ML algorithm on hardware architectures.
  • Research on novel ML or computational imaging algorithms for applications and optimize existing algorithms.
  • Collaboration with and support of other researchers across various disciplines.
  • Communication of research agenda, progress and results.
  • Prototyping, building and characterizing experimental systems and custom hardware.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently has, or is in the process of obtaining a PhD in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field.
  • 2+ years research experience in one or more of the following: Developing machine learning and computer vision models, Machine learning accelerator and NPU design, and/or Distributed compute architectures.
  • 2+ years experience programming in Python/C++/MATLAB.
  • Experience with Deep Learning frameworks (Pytorch, TensorFlow, etc.)
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration.
  • Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in 3D computer vision algorithms (Stereo depth, SLAM, object localization and tracking, scene understanding, etc.)
  • Experience with developing and deploying algorithms with hardware constraints.
  • Proven track record of achieving significant results, as demonstrated by first- and/or co-authored publications at leading workshops or conference (e.g., CVPR, ICCV, ISCA, MICRO, HPCA, ISSCC, TinyML, VLSI Symposium, IEDM, ASPLOS, JSSC, TCAS), patents, or grants.
  • Intent to return to degree-program after the completion of the internship/co-op.

About Meta

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.

Meta is committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations) in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please reach out to

$7,650/month to $10,250/month + benefits

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Redmond, WA

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Compensation: $90,000 - $120,000

Location: Redmond, WA

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